EA were involved with another organisation called ECONI in the late 80s, early 90s and [they were] having a fresh look at what it actually means to be a citizen of the kingdom of God.
Indeed, as one activist said, if ECONI could convince others in the churches of their point of view, it would "do itself out of a job":
ECONI was formed in response to the perceived influence of Paisleyism (36); while Caleb later formed in part to counteract the perceived influence of ECONI.
This is the sort of relationship that mediating evangelicals developed with government ministers during direct rule from Great Britain, where groups like ECONI enjoyed a surprising degree of access to ministers and funding.
ECONI changed its name to the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland in 2005.